Scholar Rock (NASDAQ: SRRK) is one of 114 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Scholar Rock to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.1% of Scholar Rock shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.9% of shares of all “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Scholar Rock and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Scholar Rock 0 0 4 0 3.00
Scholar Rock Competitors 829 2759 6038 260 2.58

Scholar Rock currently has a consensus price target of $27.33, suggesting a potential upside of 60.88%. As a group, “Biological products, except diagnostic” companies have a potential upside of 30.21%. Given Scholar Rock’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Scholar Rock is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Scholar Rock and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Scholar Rock N/A N/A N/A
Scholar Rock Competitors -5,144.22% -64.24% -27.96%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Scholar Rock and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Scholar Rock $380,000.00 -$49.33 million -5.38
Scholar Rock Competitors $897.63 million $190.37 million -1.12

Scholar Rock’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Scholar Rock. Scholar Rock is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Scholar Rock beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Scholar Rock Company Profile

Scholar Rock Holding Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of medicines for the treatment of serious diseases in which signaling by protein growth factors plays a fundamental role. Its lead antibody product candidate is SRK-015, an inhibitor of the activation of myostatin, which is in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. The company is also developing SRK-181, an inhibitor of the activation of transforming growth factor beta-1 to treat cancers resistant to checkpoint blockade therapies. In addition, it is developing a pipeline of novel product candidates for a range of serious diseases, including other neuromuscular disorders, cancer, fibrosis, and anemia. The company has a collaboration agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to discover and develop specific inhibitors of transforming growth factor beta activation for the treatment of fibrotic diseases. Scholar Rock Holding Corporation was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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